Eagle Hardware & Garden 453
1200 Walla Walla Ave, Wenatchee, WA 98801

Typical planter areas - from the south. Photo by J Newschwander, Ecology.
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The former Eagle Hardware and Garden Site (now known as Lowes HIW 152) currently operates as a retail hardware store.  Soil sampling was conducted in 1997 as part of an independent remedial action.  Soil samples indicated the presence of lead, arsenic, DDT, DDE, DDD, and Dieldrin at concentrations exceeding MTCA Method A cleanup levels. 

Additional landscaping - from the north. Photo by J Newschwander, Ecology.
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Protective capping was selected as the remedial action for the Site.  Several inches of crushed rock sub-grade capped by asphalt was used to cover the majority of the site that does not fall under the building footprint.  In areas where soil was to remain exposed due to landscaping, native soils were excavated to a depth of 36 inches and used as backfill under impervious surfaces elsewhere on the site.  A restrictive covenant was recorded for the property.


Based upon cleanup activities and the filing of the restrictive covenant, Ecology has determined the site is no longer a threat to human health and the environment.  Ecology issued a No Further Action determination in May 1997.

You can find site documents by using the "View Electronic Documents" link in the bar on the right, or requesting information from the Central Regional Office public records coordinator.


Periodic reviews are conducted every 5 years by Ecology for sites that have Environmental Covenants and/or Institutional Controls. The review is intended to examine the effectiveness of cleanup activities and to assure the continued protection of human health and the environment.

Periodic Review Results

The asphalt and clean soil cap remain on the Site.  Based upon the site visits, no repair, maintenance, or contingency actions have been required.
The Restrictive Covenant for the Site was recorded and is in place.  This Restrictive Covenant continues to prohibit activities that will result in the release of contaminants contained as part of the cleanup activities.
Soils with residual pesticide concentrations higher than Method A cleanup levels are still present.  However, the asphalt cap and the clean soil cap continue to prevent human exposure to residual pesticides by ingestion and direct contact with soils.  The Restrictive Covenant for the property ensures that the integrity of the cap will be protected through maintaining the current use of the Site.



Map showing site location as Chelan County, WA SITE INFORMATION


View Electronic Documents

Cleanup Site Details Report

Facility Site ID: # 34311112

Cleanup Site ID: 1496

Wenatchee, Chelan County

Status: No Further Action   Get definitions of Status terminology

Document Repositories:

Central Regional Office
1250 W Alder St
Union Gap, 98903-0009